Spring Season is Fire Season
Contrary to what some might believe, Spring is the season that actually has the highest daily average of fires of the year. The human and nature factors actually line up quite perfectly when it comes to setting accidental fires. So it is important to know the triggers and dangers of a sudden Spring fire should you come up against one. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a helpful list of common Spring fire triggers to help everyone know how to stay safe.
- Relative humidity tends to be lower
- Winds tend to be higher
- Leaves and other brush material are on the ground as kindling
- Sunlight both warms and dries surface fuels
- Cooking outdoors begins to increase
- Areas with lots of trees or brush tend to be very dry from the previous winter
Despite the rain and general wet conditions of Spring, accidental fires can still be easy to set and disastrous to the area. So don’t let your guard down just because the bitter cold has gone and the sweltering heat hasn’t arrived yet. Take the initiative to know the fire triggers near you so an unexpected blaze doesn’t catch you off guard.
As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield and SERVPRO of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties are always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.